Stock Trading

Stock trading these days tends to be mixed between day trading stock and swing trading stocks. Most active stock trading strategies at NetPicks focus on swing trading with the ability to take advantage of multi-day stock moves with either the equity or options. Stock trading can also entail the use of Exchange Traded Funds, or ETF's which are used to trade a variety of industries, geographic regions or even company sizes. Stock trading tends to be at its most successful when trading with the general trend of the specific sector and the broader markets. Buying and going short (selling) are key to sustained stock trading success

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo 9/6/18

We held a Live Options Demo on Thursday 9/6/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

Options Trade Of The Week 8/10/18 – QQQ

Markets have continued their impressive move higher so far this summer. During that move higher, the Nasdaq has been the leader with names like AAPL, FB, AMZN, and GOOGL leading the charge. As we head into the end of summer, we are expecting the market to slow down and potentially... Read moreread more

Low Risk Options Strategies for Summer Markets

One of the most challenging times of year to trade is in the summer when markets slow down. With vacation season in full swing we often times see low volume market movement during July and August. While this can be a frustrating time of year for active traders, using options... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Express Weekly Recap Aug 2018

We wrapped up another profitable week with our Options Express trades last week. It wasn’t the most active week that we have ever had but we were able to close out of winners on SPY and COST. We also opened new trades on AAPL, CAT, GS, and VXX.   Next... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo

We held a Live Options Demo on Friday 6/15/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

NetPicks Inner Circle Live Options Demo

We held a Live Options Demo on Friday 4/27/18 to show how we approach the Options market at NetPicks. In the video below you will find a walk through of our options trades from last week and we also take a look at some new trades setting up for next... Read moreread more

IWM – Options Trade Of The Week

We continue to see a very volatile market right now with many big moves back and forth and as a result, the prices of the options are more expensive. To take advantage of the expensive options, we will look to sell a call spread on IWM which is the Russell 200... Read moreread more

Iron Condor Options Trade – XLE

In this week’s NetPicks Options Trade Of The Week,  we will take a look at an Iron Condor on XLE which is the energy ETF that we trade. Looking at the chart below, we can see that XLE has been stuck in a sideways range for the last number of... Read moreread more

Oil ETF Trade of the Week

Crude Oil has long been one of our favorite markets to trade.  For day trading, we prefer Crude Oil Futures –  CL.  On most weeks, we post excerpts from our live trade room showcasing our weekly crude oil inventory report trading. It tends to win most of the time. Crude... Read moreread more

How to Overcome the Fear of Trading

Fear of trading haunts all traders at some point.  It was my fear of trading that had me learning how to design effective trade strategies.  Mainly due to the pressure of calling a live traderoom with so many people depending on my trade calls, it was ‘necessity being the mother... Read moreread more

Most Common Trading Mistake People Make

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A hard truth:  some people are not cut out for trading. They may not have the skill-set or passion required to make it as a trader. Although the vast majority of traders fail to achieve long-term success, most people probably don’t fall into this category. While there is certainly a... Read moreread more

How To Pick Your Markets

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Picking your markets to trade can make a huge difference to how profitable your strategy is, so it’s important that you have a good method of doing so. If you swing trade, simultaneously day trade multiple markets or  if you’re considering a switch in product for your day trading, you’ll... Read moreread more

$106,000 Trading Lesson Learned the Hard Way

Do you understand your risk on every option position that you put on Are you comfortable with the worst possible outcome if the absolute worst scenario happens? These are important questions to ask yourself on a regular basis. In our Options Fast Track training room we talk about maximum risk on every... Read moreread more

NetPicks Options Trade of the Week

In the Options Academy trade of the week we decided to take advantage of the wild moves in energy prices that we have seen the last few weeks. Up until the last few days overall market volatility had fallen off a cliff. This typically happens when the market moves straight... Read moreread more

Small account? 5 options trades under $300

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One of the biggest issues facing newer traders is the lack of trading capital. We sent a survey  to traders and asked why they were for not registering for one of our upcoming Options training webinars. Towards the top of that list of responses was the feeling that their account size isn’t... Read moreread more

4 Steps To Finding The Right Options Trade

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I got an email from one of our Options Mastery students this week asking some really great questions.  I’m sure these are questions that many traders have when starting out with options so I decided to answer them in this blog post. Maybe these are the types of questions you... Read moreread more

Options Trade of the Week – FXI

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As a full time trader and NetPicks coach, one of the comments that I dislike hearing the most is “trading options is too complex”. So many traders are looking for the easy fix to their trading, that they often overlook the area that can give them the best odds of... Read moreread more